Micromatic Monday

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  1. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    1909 ER yesterday.

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    Open comb Gem Damaskeene today.

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  2. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    ASRazor shave, Tue, April 5th 2022


    Razor : Everready 1924(AKA Shovel head)- excellent mid range, different way of loading a blade from the back, feels good in the hand with my ER Streamline strop handle, excellent audio feed back. Excellent shave this morning.
    Blade :Gem Personna SS PTFE(10) excellent blade, very sharp, great longevity, smooths out nicely + predictable.
    Soap :Gillette Pure cream, makes excellent ubber lather, nice scent + excellent lather qualities.
    Brush : Yaqi 24mm tuxedo knot, black marble handle- excellent lather generator, heavenly cloud like soft tips, great scrub + excellent painter.
    Pre shave : (Dedicated Cashmere synthetic)Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser with a dollop of clear Aloe Vera on the cleaned beard area.
    Prep : Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups. WTG + ATG + pickups.
    Post shave : Witch hazel cleanse +Nivea refreshing AS + a dollop of CeraVe moisturizing lotion(scentless)
    Results :CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers=[​IMG] excellent shave with my Everready 1924 with a coated Gem blade.
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    Have some great shaves!
     
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  3. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    GEMonday, April 11th 2022

    Razor :
    Gem Damaskeene 1912 open comb- Mfg 1912-15, nice tame mid range. This is the 1st model that all other 1912 models for many decades was based from with minor improvements as time and new models of the 1912 came out, excellent shave this morning. Very lucky to find this model up here in Northern, Alberta Canada. Very rare find indeed.
    Blade :Gem Personna SS PTFE(1) very sharp, great longevity, smooths out nicely + predictable .
    Soap :Razorock Santa Maria del Fiore, nice vanilla scent with a light Tabaco scent + excellent lather qualities.
    Brush :Yaqi Moka 24mm synthetic, Excellent lather generator, heavenly cloud like soft tips, gentle scrubber + excellent painter.
    Pre shave : (Dedicated Cashmere synthetic)Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser with a dollop of clear Aloe Vera on the cleaned beard area.
    Prep : Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups. WTG + ATG + pickups.
    Post shave :Razorock Santa Maria del Fiore with witch hazel + a dollop of CeraVe moisturizing lotion(scentless)
    Results :CCS,DFS,BBs + minor irritation + no weepers=[​IMG] excellent shave with my Gem 1912 Damaskeene OC with a coated Gem blade.
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    Have some great shaves!
     
  4. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    ASRazor SOTD, April 13th 2022


    Razor : Star bar #4model- Mfg 1919-20, nice mid range, my favorite lather catcher of 3 LC's and was well built, joy to own & use.
    Not many modern razors can match this one for performance and audio feed back IMO.
    Blade : Gem Personna SS PTFE (2) excellent blade, very Sharp, great longevity, smooths out nicely + predictable.
    Soap : Italian barber Amici, nice grape fruit citrus scent + excellent lather qualities.(discontinued[​IMG])
    Brush :Yaqi 22mm 2band badger Sagrada Familia, excellent lather generator, soft pillow like tips, great scrubber + excellent lather painter.( one of favorite of 8 badgers)
    Pre shave : (Dedicated Cashmere synthetic)Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser with a dollop of clear Aloe Vera on the cleaned beard area.
    Prep : Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups. WTG + ATG + pickups.
    Post shave : Italian barber Amici with witch hazel + a dollop of CeraVe moisturizing lotion(scentless)
    Results :CCS,DFS,BBs + no irritation + no weepers=[​IMG]excellent shave with my Star bar #4 model with a coated Gem blade.
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    Have some great shaves!
     
  5. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    Easter shave. British Ever-Ready Peerless module. Excellent shave.

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  6. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    GEMonday, April 18th 2022

    Razor: Gem Feather weight 1st Gen- Mfg 1950-52+2nd Gen 1953-54(different cap shape), nice tame mid range, very light(1OZ), handles well mostly carefree, a joy to use & own.
    Blade : Gem Personna SS PTFE(3) excellent blade, very sharp, great longevity, smooths out nicely + predictable.
    Soap :Razorock Don Marco, nice citrus scent with excellent lather qualities.
    Brush : Yaqi 24mm 2band badger barber pole, excellent lather generator, pillow like soft tips, nice scrubber + great painter.
    Pre shave : (Dedicated Cashmere synthetic)Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser with a dollop of clear Aloe Vera on the cleaned beard area.
    Prep : Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups. WTG + ATG + pickups.
    Post shave : Italian barber AS with witch hazel + a dollop of CeraVe moisturizing lotion(scentless)
    Results :CCS,DFS,BBs + no irritation + no weepers=[​IMG]Excellent shave with my Gem Feather weight + a coated Gem blade.
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    Have some great shaves!
     
  7. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Gem 1912 Minuteman Razor Set
    Gem Stainless SE Blade
    Rubberset 400-3 Boar (restored) Brush
    Regiment Bravura Soap
    Sea Breeze Astringent
    Shulton Old Spice After Shave


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  8. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    ASRazor shave, April 19th 2022

    Razor : Gem Junior 1912 Parade with baton handle variant- Mfg 1943, excellent mid range. feels perfect in my hand, shaves like a champ, Gem Mfg(ASE) made millions over the decades. Very popular razor IMO for its time,
    Blade : Gem Personna SS PTFE (4) Very sharp, great longevity, smooths out nicely + predictable.
    Soap : Razorock Don Marco, nice mid range citrus scent + excellent lather qualities.
    Brush : Yaqi Atlantis 24mm knot, excellent lather generator, cloud like soft tips, nice scrubber + excellent lather painter. Great handle.
    Pre shave : (Dedicated Cashmere synthetic)Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser with a dollop of clear Aloe Vera on the cleaned beard area.
    Prep : Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups. WTG + ATG + pickups.
    Post shave : (Italian barber) Razorock Amici AS with witch hazel + a dollop of CeraVe moisturizing lotion(scentless).
    Results :CCS,DFS,BBs + no irritation + no weepers=[​IMG]Excellent shave with my Gem Jr 1912 parade with a Coated Gem blade.
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    Have some great shaves!
     
  9. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    Here is a great shave with the Open Comb Gem Damaskeene I forgot to post the other day.

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    And today's Ever-Ready 1914 shave.

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  10. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    MMMonday April 25 2020, GEMonday today.

    Razor : Gem G bar- Mfg 1955-58, nice mild range, easy to load these types of razors IMO, Brass with chrome coating, easy to work the face and results are excellent.
    Blade : Gem Personna SS PTFE(5) excellent blade, Very sharp with excellent longevity , smooths out nicely + predictable.
    Soap : Razorock Lavender (discontinued[​IMG]) nice mid range lavender scent with excellent lather qualities. Favorite soap 3rd tub.
    Brush : Yaqi 24mm Purple haze Mew knot, excellent lather generator, cloud like soft tips, gentle scrubber + excellent painter.
    Pre shave : (Dedicated Cashmere synthetic)Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser with a dollop of clear Aloe Vera on the cleaned beard area.
    Prep : Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups. WTG + ATG + pickups.
    Post shave : Razorock King Louis Lavender AS with witch hazel + a dollop of CeraVe moisturizing lotion(scentless)
    Results :CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers=[​IMG] Excellent shave with my Gem G bar with a coated Gem blade.
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    Have some great shaves!
     
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  11. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    ASRazor shave, April 26th 2022

    Razor : Gem 1912- Mfg 1921 model, Excellent mid range, well built to the test of time, nice feel in the hand, I receive nice shaves with my 4 different 1912 models that where built in the millions.
    Blade : Gem Personna SS PTFE(6) excellent blade, very sharp, great longevity, smooths out nicely + predictable.
    Soap : Razorock Lavender(discontinued) nice mid range scent of lavender + excellent lather qualities.
    Brush : Yaqi 22 mm "Ever Helpful" 2 band badger, Designed to scrub, excellent lather generator, soft pillow like tips, excellent scrubber + good painter. If you like a soft tipped scrubber for shaving this one should be high on want list IMO.
    Pre shave : (Dedicated Cashmere synthetic)Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser with a dollop of clear Aloe Vera on the cleaned beard area.
    Prep : Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups. WTG + ATG + pickups.
    Post shave : Razorock King Louis Lavender + a dollop of CeraVe moisturizing lotion(scentless)
    Results :CCS,DFS,BBs + no irritation + no weepers=[​IMG] Excellent shave with my Gem 1912 model with a coated Gem blade.
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    Have some great shaves!
     
  12. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    Tabac Tuesday. 1924 on Gem Bakelite handle. Horn and Wood handle Horse hair brush made by me.

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  13. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    MMMonday, May 2nd 2022

    Razor : Gem Micromatic Clog Pruf(17 nib SB Peerless model), Mfg 1945, mid range, excellent design, built to last & a joy to use + owning some shaving history.
    Blade : Gem Personna SS PTFE(7) very sharp, great longevity, smooths out nicely + predictable.
    Soap : Cyril R Salter Indian sandalwood, nice scent of Sandal wood + excellent lather qualities.
    Brush : Yaqi 24mm Mysterious space timber wolf knot, excellent lather generator, cloud like soft tips, nice scrubber + excellent painter.
    Pre shave : (Dedicated Cashmere synthetic)Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser with a dollop of clear Aloe Vera on the cleaned beard area.
    Prep : Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups. WTG + ATG + pickups.
    Post shave : Proraso red sandalwood with witch hazel + a dollop of CeraVe moisturizing lotion(scentless).
    Results :CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers=[​IMG] Excellent shave with my Gem clog Pruf with a coated Gem blade.
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    Have some great shaves!
     
  14. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    ASRazor shave, May3rd 2022

    Razor : Everready 1914 LLC- Mfg 1914-17, excellent mid range, great audio feed back, was very popular for it's time.
    Blade : Gem Personna SS PTFE(8) very sharp, great longevity, smooths out nicely + predictable.
    Soap : Razorock The Dead Sea- nice unique fragrance[​IMG] + excellent lather qualities.
    Brush : Yaqi 24mm Aqua High mountain silver tip badger, excellent lather generator, pillow like soft tips, nice scrubber + excellent painter.
    Pre shave : (Dedicated Cashmere synthetic)Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser with a dollop of clear Aloe Vera on the cleaned beard area.
    Prep : Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups. WTG + ATG + pickups.
    Post shave : Razorock The Dead Sea AS with witch hazel + a dollop of CeraVe moisturizing lotion(scentless).
    Results :CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers=[​IMG] excellent shave with my ER 1914 with a coated gem blade.
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    Have some great shaves!
     
  15. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    I went camping for a few days and am playing catch up. This is my most recent shave. I forget what day it was.

    Ever-Ready lather catcher on a custom acrylic handle I made. As always the Zenith boar brush worked fantastically. And the Proraso lathered up very well.

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  16. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    MMMonday, May9th 2022

    Razor : Micromatic OC- Mfg 1930-41, great upper range, built to last, solid brass with chrome coating, this razor helped Gem Mfg survive through the Great depression.
    Blade : Gem Personna SS PTFE(9) very sharp, excellent longevity, smooths out nicely + predictable.
    Soap : Ogallala Bayrum with sandal wood- nice Bayrum scent with great lather qualities.(slickness)
    Brush : Yaqi Panda 24mm Tuxedo knot, excellent lather generator , cloud like soft tips, nice scrubber + excellent lather painter.
    Pre shave : (Dedicated Cashmere synthetic)Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser with a dollop of clear Aloe Vera on the cleaned beard area.
    Prep : Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups. WTG + ATG + pickups.
    Post shave : Witch hazel beard soap residual cleanse, Ogallala Bayrum & Sandalwood+ a dollop of CeraVe moisturizing lotion(scentless).
    Results :CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers=[​IMG]Excellent shave with my Micromatic + a coated gem blade.
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    Have some great shaves
     
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  17. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    MMMonday, May 16th, 2022 ASRazor shave this morning.

    Razor : Ever Ready streamliner 2nd Generation- Mfg 1949-53, Upper mid range, ER Stream liner razor shaves differently than a lot of Gem razors but once dialed in does perform well. The blade is forward feeling because of placement of blade stops.
    Blade : Gem Personna SS PTFE (10) very sharp, great longevity, smooths out nicely + predictable.
    Soap : Razorock Don Marco, nice citrus scent + excellent lather qualities.
    Brush : Yaqi 26mm Moka 2 band badger- excellent lather generator, pillow like soft tips, nice scrubber + great lather painter.
    Pre shave : (Dedicated Cashmere synthetic)Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser with a dollop of clear Aloe Vera on the cleaned beard area.
    Prep : Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups. WTG + ATG + pickups.
    Post shave : witch hazel soap residual beard cleanse + Nivea refreshing lotion + a dollop of CeraVe moisturizing lotion(scentless).
    Results :CCS,DFS,BBs + no irritation + no weepers=[​IMG] excellent shave with my Ever Ready Streamliner with a coated Gem blade.
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    Have some great shaves!
     
  18. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    MMMonday, May 23rd 2022. ASRazor shave this morning.

    Razor : Star bar #4 model [​IMG]- Mfg 1929-30, last of the lather catchers that where manufactured by Star (Kampfe brothers of Brooklyn NY)IMO, excellent tame mid range and such a joy to use. It's advanced design makes shaving easy & carefree mostly with nice audio feedback. Brass Nickel coated design with nice balanced handling. New blade produces such a nice close shave and with comfortable results.
    Blade : Gem Personna SS PTFE(1) very sharp, great longevity, smooths out nicely + predictable.
    Soap : Yaqi Musketeer rapier, nice mild unique scent excellent lather qualities. Designed for Yaqi by Master soap creations SA.
    Brush : Yaqi Mountain lake 24mm 2band badger- excellent lather generator pillow like soft tips, great scrubber, great painter.
    Pre shave : (Dedicated Cashmere synthetic)Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser with a dollop of clear Aloe Vera on the cleaned beard area.
    Prep : Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups. WTG + ATG + pickups.
    Post shave : Yaqi Musketeer Rapier AS with witch hazel + a dollop of CeraVe moisturizing lotion(scentless).
    Results :CCS,DFS,BBs + no irritation + no weepers=[​IMG] Excellent shave with my Star Bar #4 with a coated Gem blade.
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    Have some great shaves!
     
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  19. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    ASRazor shave, Tue, May24th 2022

    Razor : Gem Junior bar, Mfg 1907-11, Great tame mid range, very enjoyable shave this morning, Always look forward to using my Lather catchers. They are well built and also enjoyed by folks of that era. Brass & nickel coated construction. I always show the front of the razor but the back side is a work of art with script also as you will see.
    Blade : Gem Personna SS PTFE(2) very sharp, great longevity, smooths out nicely + predictable.
    Soap : Razorock Santa Maria del Fiore, nice mild scent of vanilla and green tobacco scent.
    Brush : Yaqi 24 mm Moka synthetic, excellent lather generator, heavenly cloud like soft tips, gentle scrub + excellent painter.
    Pre shave : (Dedicated Cashmere synthetic)Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser with a dollop of clear Aloe Vera on the cleaned beard area.
    Prep : Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups. WTG + ATG + pickups.
    Post shave : Razorock Santa Maria del Fiore AS with witch hazel + a dollop of CeraVe moisturizing lotion(scentless).
    Results :CCS,DFS,BbS + no irritation + no weepers=[​IMG] excellent shave with my Gem Jr bar with a coated Gem blade.
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    Have some great shaves!
     
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  20. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    GEMonday, May30th, 2022, ASRazor shave this morning.

    Razor : Gem Feather-weight 1st Generation- Mfg 1950-52 + 2nd Gen 1953-54, excellent tame mid range, Looks cheap to some but the performance is excellent, well thought out 1pc razor, easy to load blades and remove, one of my favorite Gem razors for sure. Weighs 1 OZ but works very well and looks great in my eyes. I would reach for it more often but the other ASR razors are calling for their turn [​IMG].
    Blade : Gem Personna SS PTFE (3) very sharp, excellent longevity, smooths out nicely +predictable.
    Soap :Razorock XXX- nice mid range unique clean scent + excellent lather qualities.
    Brush : Yaqi 24mm Tuxedo knot,1st brush I purchased from yaqi years ago. Excellent lather generator, heavenly cloud like soft tips, nice scrubber + excellent lather painter.
    Pre shave : (Dedicated Cashmere synthetic)Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser with a dollop of clear Aloe Vera on the cleaned beard area.
    Prep : Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups. WTG + ATG + pickups.
    Post shave : Razorock XXX with witch hazel(nice clean scent when dried down)+ a dollop of CeraVe moisturizing lotion(scentless).
    Results :CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers=[​IMG] Excellent shave with my Gem Feather-weight with a coated Gem blade.
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    Have some great shaves!
     
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